After he got his voice back, Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, used the word “Dayspring” in prophesying about Jesus. Dayspring refers to a day’s dawning and this is the only place where it is used in the Bible. Christmas is a celebration of the dawning of light, hope, and peace for all God’s people. We have been led out of spiritual darkness into hope and peace. For all who believe in Jesus as Savior and follow Him as Lord, heaven is sure and Emmanuel, God with us, indwells them every day of their lives.
How will you celebrate the light, hope and peace that come only through Jesus?
For Deeper Thought…
This song references several other less-common names of Christ. Emmanuel is found in Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:23. Rod of Jesse comes from Isaiah 11:1-2 and 10. And the key of David is in Isaiah 22:22 and Rev 3:7. As the Eternal God in the flesh, Jesus is immutable in His character. What He was, He is, and will evermore be. Each of these titles displays a particular aspect of Jesus’ character. How do each of these names and what they represent continue to be relevant to our lives today?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.